Since 1994, more than 17,000 Missourians have served in AmeriCorps, providing over 24 million hours of service equal to over $616 million in service time to Missouri communities. AmeriCorps programs receive three year funding grants to recruit and supervise AmeriCorps Members who will serve up to a year in their community.

The Eldon School District/AmeriCorps Eldon hosts 26 AmeriCorps members who provide academic intervention for at-risk students to increase the chance for success in school. Eight of these members will also provide mentoring to support improved academic engagement and social emotional skills in the district’s five campuses: Eldon South Elementary, Eldon Upper Elementary, Eldon Middle School, Eldon High School, and Mustang Academy (alternative high school). The AmeriCorps Members are responsible for improved math and literacy proficiency for Kindergartners-8th graders. In addition, the AmeriCorps members leverage an additional 130 volunteers, who engage in academic support activities and activities designed to meet student and family needs. 
Service Area: Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan Counties

Grant Amount: $598,000
Local Match: $362,719

Partnership for Youth, Inc., doing business as AmeriCorps St. Louis, proposes to have 42 AmeriCorps Members on their Emergency Response Team who will provide disaster services through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery interventions across communities within Missouri and, when requested, across the country. Members will also provide natural resource stewardship service interventions to local, state, and federal public lands in Missouri to benefit the conservation and ecological vitality of natural areas. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increased capacity and resilience of 20 community partners, emergency management agencies and voluntary organizations active in disaster; additionally, Members will enhance the environmental quality and user access of 9,500 acres of public lands and 450 miles of public trails. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 1,200 volunteers who will be engaged in Disaster Services. This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Disaster Services and Environmental Stewardship. 
Service Area: St. Louis City, State of Missouri, and other disaster impacted states

Grant Amount: $739,200
Local Match: $1,005,000

Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) proposes to have 31 AmeriCorps Members who will provide access to preventative mental health services in the form of therapeutic counseling, case-management and community education in the Kansas City metro area. At the end of this program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving over 300 children and caregivers through trauma-focused counseling, case-management, and community education. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 60 volunteers who will be engaged in community service projects that support CAPA operations. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area(s) of Healthy Futures.
Service Area: Independence, Kansas City, Jackson County, Cass County, Clay County, Platte County

Grant Amount: $262,306
Local Match: $295,424

City Year Kansas City proposes to have 50 AmeriCorps members who will provide full-day education services to students in eight public schools in Kansas City, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for mentoring 440 students, of which 92 will improve literacy skills, 68 will improve math skills, and 220 will develop social-emotional skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 240 volunteers who will be engaged in projects in our schools and on national days of service. 
Service Area: Kansas City

Grant Amount: $1,150,000
Local Match: $1,150,000

College Bound Saint Louis (CB) proposes to have 14 fulltime AmeriCorps Members (ACMs) who will prepare students for college and career success through developmental opportunities, educational content, and coaching designed to foster academic and personal success in Saint Louis at the main College Bound office and at our embedded office at Saint Louis Community College-Forrest Park. We will also provide early college awareness programming for 300 ninth-grade students in St. Louis, MO. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for: 1) 250 high school students and 280 collegians enrolling or remaining enrolled in College Bound program as they continue to pursue their high school diploma or college degree. 2) 66 College Bound seniors graduating from high school. 3) 66 College Bound high school seniors being accepted to one or more two or four-year colleges or universities. In addition, the ACMs will leverage at least an additional 50 volunteers who will be engaged in tutoring and career events to support students. 
Service Area: St. Louis County and City

Grant Amount: $303,677
Local Match: $296,522

The Emmanuel Family & Child Development Center will have 20 AmeriCorps members who will help promote school readiness by providing specialized educational support, trauma-informed counseling and speech therapy in central Kansas City, Missouri. At the end of this program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving at least 80 children with classroom support, speech therapy and clinical counseling. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage at least 25 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting Emmanuel service projects.
Service Area: Jackson County
Grant Amount: $151,200
Local Match: $65,560

The Healing Action Network, INC., (HAN) proposes to have 9 AmeriCorps Members who will provide access to preventative mental health services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation in the St. Louis region through case management, opioid education and Naloxone distribution, therapeutic counseling and providing community education to individuals and organizations across Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing knowledge regarding opioid education to program participants, assisting program recipients in achieving progress in at least one recovery goal, and increasing the knowledge/skill of community members and organizations across Missouri. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 42 volunteers who will be engaged in community service projects. 
Service Area: St. Louis, Statewide

Grant Amount: $99,960
Local Match: $42,959

The Healing Action Network, INC. (HAN) proposes to have 18 AmeriCorps members who will help meet the public mental health needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation by providing education/training, referrals, counseling/coaching, opioid/drug intervention, and navigation of services through case management, opioid education and Naloxone distribution, therapeutic counseling in the St. Louis region and by providing community education and collaboration opportunities to individuals and organizations across Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing knowledge regarding opioid education to program participants, assisting program recipients in achieving progress in at least one recovery goal, and increasing the knowledge/skill of individuals across Missouri. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 60 volunteers who will be engaged in community service projects. After their year of service, 13 AmeriCorps members will pursue future engagement in the public health sector.
Service Area: Statewide

Grant Amount: $314,256
Local Match: $20,000

Jumpstart proposes to have 163 AmeriCorps Members who will deliver its evidence-based early education program to 386 children in Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing the school readiness of 386 preschool-aged children from low-income communities by implementing a curriculum designed to improve key language, literacy, and social-emotional skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage an additional 163 leveraged volunteers who will be engaged in service projects that benefit preschool children and their families in the same communities. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of education.   
Service Area: Columbia and Kansas City

Grant Amount: $478,304
Local Match: $318,775

The Kansas City Public Library will have 10 AmeriCorps Members who will serve as Digital Corps members providing direct service for adult digital inclusion learners in Jackson County, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for the following outcomes: 30% of coaching beneficiaries complete a Northstar Digital Literacy certificate or badge, 40% of beneficiaries take part in more than one coaching session or class tracked using the Library’s desk statistics platform Gimlet, and 60% of beneficiaries will self-report that they feel more knowledgeable and/or confident about digital resources measured using the Public Library Association’s Project Outcomes Survey.
Service Area: Jackson County

Grant Amount: $115,000
Local Match: $61,424

The Kansas City Teacher Residency will have 35 AmeriCorps Members who will serve as classroom support and co-teachers in public school districts and public charter schools in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing the academic outcomes for students in partnership with their co-teacher. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 210 volunteers who will be engaged in member training and supporting classrooms where members are serving.
Service Area:
Kansas City and Belton Clay & Jackson Counties 
Grant Amount: $804,963
Local Match: $573,093

The Literacy Volunteers of America- Laclede Literacy Council proposes to have 18 AmeriCorps Members (13 MSY) who will provide tutoring services for economically- disadvantaged adults and out-of-school youth aged 16 and over who need to increase their skills in literacy or math in order to increase their employability in Laclede, Camden, Pulaski and Dallas Counties in Missouri or serve at the elementary school in Lebanon Missouri serving 4th and 5th graders who are below grade level in reading or math. At the end of this program year the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for a minimum of 180 beneficiaries, 150 who will benefit from the tutoring by showing an increase in literacy or math skills in our adult program and 100 beneficiaries in out youth program, 80 of which will show increase in percentage score, on the I REady exam. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 65 volunteers who will be engaged in tutoring service. 
Service Area: Laclede County: Conway, Dove, Eldridge, Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Richland, Stoutland

Grant Amount: $779,112
Local Match: $663,754

Mission: St. Louis (M:STL) proposes to have 27 AmeriCorps Members who will serve in Beyond School by strengthening partnerships with student families and community partners and directly serving youth in partner schools: St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS), Lafayette Preparatory Academy (LPA), and Kairos Academies (Kairos). At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for improving the academic performance of 160 K-8th graders in need of learning recovery. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage an additional 105 leveraged volunteers who will be engaged in academic mentoring services. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area of Education.  
Service Area: St. Louis

Grant Amount: $499,425
Local Match: $417,510

The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will have 45 AmeriCorps Members who will provide college and career readiness advisement services to underrepresented students in 45 partner high schools within 30 school districts across Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for meeting one-on-one with seniors to help them identify, apply to, and enroll in a “best fit” postsecondary option and, ultimately, increase post-secondary attainment rates among students in partner high schools. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 225 volunteers who will be engaged in activities that help students explore diverse postsecondary options and plan their next steps beyond high school.
Service Area: Butler, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Clay, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Greene, Howell, Jackson, Laclede, New Madrid, Phelps, St. Louis, Scott, Washington, and Webster Counties

Grant Amount: $934,436
Local Match: $1,746,700

MSPD will have 10 AmeriCorps members connect at-risk clients to community resources that address the underlying factors leading to involvement with the criminal legal system in the counties of Buchanan, Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery, Iron, Madison, Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Washington, Wayne, Camden, Laclede, Morgan, Howell, Oregon, Shannon, St. Charles, Warren, Jefferson, Webster, Hickory, Dallas, Polk, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry, Bollinger, Mississippi, Stoddard, Cole, Moniteau, and Miller, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for connecting assisted clients to 1000 total community resources. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 50 volunteers who will engage in assisting MSPD’s holistic defense efforts.
Service Area: Counties: Buchannan, Jackson, Greene, Christian, Taney, Laclede, Camden, Morgan, Howell, Oregon, Shannon, Cole, Monteau, Miller, Boone, Callaway, Montgomery, Audrain, St. Charles, Warren, Washington, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Madison, Iron, Reynolds, Wayne, Perry, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, Mississippi, and Dunklin
Grant Amount: $230,002
Local Match: $493,762

Missouri State University will have 14 MSY (23 slots) AmeriCorps Members who will develop and deliver monthly healthy lifestyle and nutrition workshops, vision screenings, complete extensive training to be able to serve our community, conduct real-time needs assessments; and assist in the program’s coordination, expansion, and sustainability in the Missouri State University campus and in the greater Springfield and surrounding communities. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increased food security and healthy living choices among project participants. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 200 volunteers who will be engaged in the development and delivery of program services.
Service Area: Springfield
Grant Amount: $321,970
Local Match: $174,651

The Poplar Bluff R-I School District will have 47 AmeriCorps Members who will tutor during & after school in seven elementary, middle & junior high schools. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for 685 students starting the program & 500 students with improved academic performance. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 91 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting Member activities in direct service, including tutoring, special program interventions, & enrichments.
Service Area: Poplar Bluff

Grant Amount: $451,414
Local Match: $345,524

The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coach Program will have 11 AmeriCorps Members who will provide literacy-based tutoring to kindergarten through 5th grade students in Purdy Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for improved reading scores in their student beneficiaries. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 27 volunteers who will be engaged in various school and community service projects.
Service Area: Purdy

Grant Amount: $119,092
Local Match: $77,558

The St. Louis Area Foodbank will have 11 AmeriCorps Members who will address issues of food insecurity and food access in 14 counties in eastern MO. As we continue to build our program, AmeriCorps members will be responsible for supporting the Foodbank’s network of partner agencies and community-based initiatives, including conducting public benefits outreach, sourcing food donations, collecting demographic data from clients, and assisting in food distribution. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage the organization’s base of over 24,000+ episodic and regular volunteers who will be engaged in meeting the mission of the Foodbank.
Service Area:
Crawford County, MO; Franklin County, MO; Gasconade County, MO; Iron County, MO; Jefferson County, MO; Lincoln County, MO; Montgomery County MO; Pike; St. Charles; St. Francois; St. Louis; St. Louis City; Warren; Washington 
Grant Amount: $345,242
Local Match: $197,625

The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) proposes to have ten half-time AmeriCorps Members who will build capacity and repurpose thirty city-owned vacant lots into vibrant green spaces, thus reconnecting these to seven St. Louis under resourced neighborhoods just north of the Delmar Corridor and where a greenway will be located. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will master gardening skills, rehabilitate vacant lots, and draft a maintenance plan for each neighborhood. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage seventy volunteer neighborhood residents who will be engaged in rehabilitating the vacant lots and drafting a written maintenance plan. This program focuses on environmental stewardship.
Service Area:
St. Louis
Grant Amount: $125,243
Local Match: $125,243

The St Louis Black Repertory Company proposes to have Six (6) full-time AmeriCorps Members who will provide both in-school and out-of-school interactive learning intervention programs for students in grades K-12 to address the significant academic and non-academic risk factors that affect graduation rates in the St. Louis metro area schools by building critical non-cognitive skills and creating positive social-emotional interactions for students to prepare them for future school success. At the end of the first program year, AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for serving more than 4,500 at-risk students and their teachers in area schools and community centers to provide an evidence-based program that utilizes the power of the arts to provide supportive environments for students to improve social-emotional skills and create a positive trajectory to high school graduation and post-secondary attendance.
Service Area: 
St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County
Grant Amount: $130,875
Local Match: $40,917

Teach For America Missouri will have 45 AmeriCorps Members who will teach for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools in Kansas City, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of more than 2,100 students they teach. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 180 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting students in classrooms and schools. 
Service Area: Kansas City and St. Louis

Grant Amount: $45,000
Local Match: $1,731,875

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (The Food Bank) will have 12 AmeriCorps Members who will address issues of food-insecurity and food access across a 32-county region in central and northeast Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Members will be responsible for supporting The Food Bank’s community-based initiatives, collecting program data, supporting outreach efforts, increasing volunteer activity, assisting in food distribution efforts and developing educational materials. In addition, the AmeriCorps Members will leverage 7,000 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting The Food Bank’s mission to provide food at no cost and ensure positive outcomes by providing increased food security throughout the organization’s service area. 
Service Area: Counties: 
Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, Ralls, Saline, Howard, Boone, Audrain, Callaway, Cooper, Pettis, Benton, Morgan, Moniteau, Cole, Osage, Miller, Camden, Maries and Phelps
Grant Amount: $131,814
Local Match: $59,243

The Literacy Lab proposes to have 57 AmeriCorps members who will provide children pre-K to grade 3 with daily, targeted early literacy intervention in pre-K classrooms and elementary schools in the greater Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri, areas. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the school readiness of 52 pre-kindergarten students and the literacy skills of 290 elementary students in kindergarten through third grade. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 210 volunteers who will be engaged in activities to promote literacy and support school partners. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area(s) of Education.  
Service Area: Kansas City and St. Louis

Grant Amount: $291,534
Local Match: $169,968

The University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) will recruit 12 AmeriCorps members to implement interventions improving 4 disaster phases: Mitigation, Preparation, Response, and Recovery for community dwelling older adults (CDOA) in two cities in Missouri: Kansas City and Independence. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improvement in the healthy futures of community dwelling older adults in these cities. These community based interventions include: a community based physical activity and fall prevention program to improve mobility and fall prevention; a communication, education, and preparation stratenbsp;
Service Area: Kansas City

Grant Amount: $180,231
Local Match: $124,019

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Lift As You Climb program will have 6.35 AmeriCorps Members who will serve to increase college-going and persistence for students at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the fall-to-fall retention rates for students of Color at UMKC. 
Service Area: Kansas City
Grant Amount: $144,973
Local Match: $80,324

The Waynesville AmeriCorps Program proposes to have 42 AmeriCorps members (ACM) who will provide academic support through tutoring, mentoring, service-learning, and enrichment, with fitness and wellness support, to students of whom, are 73% military-affiliated, in the Waynesville, Saint Robert, and Fort Leonard Wood communities of Missouri. At the end of the first program year, the ACM will be responsible for increasing the academic achievement of students by providing support through tutoring and mentoring programs in grades PreK-8. ACM will also be responsible for providing supplemental food assistance to reduce food insecurity for students in the Waynesville R-VI School District. The implementation of these programs will be done through the member and volunteer-supported tutoring services and mentoring programs offered both during the school day and within the after-school setting. In addition, the ACM will leverage an additional 1000 volunteers, including but not limited to veterans and military service members and their families. The volunteers will engage in educational enrichment through an established reading program, and mentoring programs, and support improved nutrition for students by minimizing food insecurities and promoting healthy futures through work with the Waynesville R-VI School District SIAP program.
Service Area: Pulaski County
Grant Amount: $532,308
Local Match: $571,674